Strengthening Daily Defender Practice: Responding to Timely Reform Opportunities
The New Year presents opportunities to develop and implement new strategies to address both ongoing challenges and new problems. The 9th Annual Conference on Public Defense will discuss the opportunities presented by new rules and appellate decisions and by ongoing system reform efforts. The program will explore new tools and approaches to help individual clients and to facilitate broader reform. The Keynote Speaker will be Adam Foss, Executive Director and founder of Prosecutor Impact, a nonprofit organization that works to help prosecutors reframe their role in the criminal legal system.
The Annual Conference on Public Defense addresses some of the most current developments in the practice and ideas for reform in the criminal legal system. The 2019 conference will explore new tools and approaches for helping clients, ranging from text message systems to remind clients of court dates to using the Gregory decision and Professor Beckett’s Racial Disparity report in non-capital cases. The conference sessions are aimed at helping to strengthen daily work as a defender and at exploring how individual practice can benefit from and contribute to systemic reform efforts.
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